The OnLLLine Chronicle: News from La Leche League International
Issue #36, August 2005
The OnLLLine Chronicle: News from La Leche League International
Issue #36, August 2005
The OnLLLine Chronicle is a free monthly e-newsletter from La Leche League International, an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. We will share updates on LLLI's activities, new products, and other breastfeeding-related news. Thank you for subscribing, and we hope you enjoy our news and information!
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HAPPY WORLD BREASTFEEDING MONTH
1. New on the LLLI Web Site
2. Support Breastfeeding and Look Good, Too
3. Putting the Fun back into Fundraising
4. Thanks from the LLLI Alumnae
5. New IBLCE Executive Director Announced
6. News from LLLI Publications
7. Membership News
8. Help LLL
1. NEW ON THE LLLI WEB SITE
*Our Russian language pages have been updated and reorganized. They are wonderful if you need to help a mother whose first language is Russian. http://www.lalecheleague.org/Russian.html
*The Center for Breastfeeding Information's breastfeeding paper of the month is "Breastfeeding and maternal stress response and health." The summary is here: http://www.lalecheleague.org/cbi/journal.html.
*Read LLLI's press release on World Breastfeeding Week 2005 here: http://www.lalecheleague.org/Release/WBW05.html
*The following Frequently Asked Questions files have been revised and updated:
**What Are the Benefits of Breastfeeding My Toddler? http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/advantagetoddler.html
**Will I Spoil My Baby by Holding/nursing Him So Often? http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/spoil.html
**What Should I Do If My Baby Bites Me? http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/bite.html
**Should My Breastfed Baby Be Receiving Vitamin or Fluoride Supplements? http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/vitamin.html
**My Breastfed Toddler's Skin Has Turned Orangey-Yellow. Is It My Milk? http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/carotenemia.html
**When Will My Baby Sleep Through the Night? http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/sleep.html
*If you are looking for an LLL Group in your vicinity to attend, don't forget to visit our index of local LLL Group Web pages, or choose a country from our convenient drop-down menu listing all countries and regions with LLL sites.Seven new US Groups have been listed in the past month, in California, Michigan, Texas and Washington. To find all these, look at our collection of local LLL Web pages: http://www.lalecheleague.org/WebIndex.html.
2. SUPPORT BREASTFEEDING AND LOOK GOOD, TOO
Are you wearing your purple bracelet to help encourage, support and protect breastfeeding?
Lansinoh has partnered with La Leche League International on The Breastfeeding Protection Initiative (tm) because LLLI is the leading provider of comprehensive information on breastfeeding rights. All profits on sale of the bracelets will go to help LLLI. June 30, 2005 marks the date of the first sale. Almost $16,000 has been raised by the initiative.
The bracelets can be purchased at http://www.causekeepers.com/lansinoh/ Many local La Leche League Groups also have a supply available for purchase.
Wear the bracelet yourself or give it to a new mother to show that you respect her important decision to breastfeed her baby. A new mother can also use the bracelet to help her remember which side she nursed on at the last feeding.
3. PUTTING THE FUN BACK INTO FUNDRAISING
Have you heard about the La Leche League International 50th Anniversary Fundraising parties? House party fundraisers are a new idea but perfectly suited to our organization—we love getting together, we enjoy sharing food, and we are comfortable in each other's homes. Even if you have never considered hosting a fundraising event, you will find that it is an easy and fun way to support LLLI and help us reach more mothers and babies. You can hold your party any day or time but you may want to schedule it to coincide with our special conference calls with the Founders. The next conference call will be with Marian Tompson on Saturday, September 24, 2005, at 10:00 AM Central Daylight Time. If this date and time does not work for you, don't worry—we are planning 4 more parties with the Founders in the next 10-12 months, moving toward the LLLI 50th Anniversary in summer 2006.
While volunteers do much of LLLI work, many LLLI programs need financial support such as the Center for Breastfeeding Information, the Peer Counselor Program, and the 800 Helpline. We need your help to ensure that LLLI will be here to support our daughters and granddaughters as they enter into motherhood.
Our goal for the 50th Anniversary Fund is to raise $500,000 by 2007 in order to ensure that LLLI basic programs and services continue well into the next 50 years. We encourage all Leaders, members, and friends of LLLI to tour the party site at http://www.partyhostcenter.com/lalecheleague and host or attend a party, or just check out photos from parties held earlier this year.
4. THANKS FROM THE LLLI ALUMNAE
The LLLI Alumnae Association would like to thank all those LLLI Conference attendees who visited the "Alum Fun! Room" to participate in the Founders Parlor, purchase tickets for the Donation Drawing, enjoy the rejuvenation sessions, (from the musical jam session to the Yoga and Pilates) purchase for sale items, or just relax and converse with friends. We appreciate the approximately 40 volunteers each day who assisted with our many activities, all those who attended the "Now This" event, those 62 women who purchased an Alumnae membership, and the 700 Conference participants who attended the Founders' Tea. Thanks to all! Please contact Pam Oselka, POselka at llli.org, to find out how you can be involved with future projects of the LLLI Alumnae Association.
5. NEW IBLCE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ANNOUNCED
The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Casey Ward Goldberg as the new IBLCE Executive Director from the 25th July 2005 following JoAnne Scott's resignation in March 2005 due to ill health.
To read more about it, visit the media release no their Web site at http://www.iblce.org/pressrelease18JUL05.htm
6. NEWS FROM LLLI PUBLICATIONS
Mother's Milk, a video originally produced in Israel, with voice-over and text translated into English. Includes exceptional images of positioning and covers many common concerns of the early weeks of breastfeeding. Ideal for classes or individuals. Available in VHS or DVD in late August.
VHS, No. 1736-30, $40.00
DVD, No. 1735-30, $45.00
Environmental Chemicals and Human Milk: Tear-off sheet covers why human milk is tested and gives tips for reducing exposure for all members of the family, not just breastfeeding mothers and babies. No. 1744-27, $5.50.
* Advance prices for the following new books expire on September 1, 2005:
ADVENTURES IN GENTLE DISCIPLINE, by Hilary Flower, illustrations by Elizabeth Hannon Fuller, Foreword by Katie Allison Granju. Softcover, 384 pages, No. 1717-12.
Retail price $14.95
Advance retail price $12.50
Advance member price $11.25
Advance Leader price $10.50
MY CHILD WON'T EAT!, translation of the original Spanish-language Mi Nino no me Come, by Dr. Carlos González. Softcover, 282 pages, No. 1716-12. Retail price $12.95
Advance retail price $11.00
Advance member price $9.90
Advance Leader price $9.00
POCKET GUIDE TO THE BREASTFEEDING ANSWER BOOK, by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, RLC. Spiral bound, 258 pages, No. 1722-12. Retail price $37.95
Advance retail price $32.00
Advance member price $29.00
Advance Leader price $27.00
MAKING MORE MILK, by Diana West, IBCLC, RLC, and Lisa Marasco, IBCLC, RLC. An excerpt was featured in the July-August issue of NEW BEGINNINGS. Available mid to late September. Softcover. Retail price $18.95
HIRKANI'S DAUGHTERS: Women who scale modern mountains to combine breastfeeding and working. Available end of August. Edited by Jennifer Hicks. Softcover. Retail price $14.95
MOTHERING MULTIPLES, second revised edition. By Karen Kerhkhoff Gromada, MSN, RN, IBCLC, RLC. Available mid to late September. Softcover. Retail price $16.95
TTY (for hearing impaired): 847-592-7570
Surface mail: LLLI, 1400 N. Meacham Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173-4808
12. MEMBERSHIP NEWS
Membership dues for the US will be $40 per year beginning on September 1. Contact your local LLL Leader (Group listings are at http://www.lalecheleague.org/WebUs.html ) to renew today at $36 or phone LLLI at 800-LALECHE to renew or join by phone. Your dues bring you our new and improved NEW BEGINNINGS magazine, a 10% discount on items from our catalogue, and the satisfaction of giving back to an organization that has given much to you. Learn more here http://www.lalecheleague.org/membership.html
13. LA LECHE LEAGUE HELPS YOU -- YOU CAN HELP LA LECHE LEAGUE
If you find that this newsletter is helpful to you, or if you would just like to help with the important work LLLI does in helping mothers around the world breastfeed, you can make a contribution, quickly and easily, via our Web site at: http://www.lalecheleague.org/donor.html.
Another option is to become a member of La Leche League -- to learn how, go here: http://www.lalecheleague.org/membership.html
We appreciate your support, whether as a friend, a member, or a volunteer. You can make a difference for mothers and babies everywhere!
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Contributors: Nancy Jo Bykowski, Jennifer Hopkin, Sue Ann Kendall, Hedy Nuriel, and Pam Oselka
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